Anneli Drecker "Alone" by Thor Brenne by Audrey Kupen

Alone no man should wander
when moon shines down
And makes altar silver
on mountains crown

One should not endure the burden 
to seize and own 
an ocean of stars all alone
all alone

That oar wasn't meant for rowing 
that only gives
A landing ashore
where no one lives

One should not endure the burden 
to seize and own 
an ocean of stars
all alone

Music: Anneli Drecker. Videography: Thor Brenne. Lyrics: Arvid Hanssen originally in Norwegian, translated by Roy-Frode Løvland. 

Lettres Grandes - From Poul Éluard to Gala read by Clémence Poésy by Audrey Kupen

Clémence Poésy reads a love letter written by poet Paul Éluard, to his first wife Gala, on Friday May 15, 1936, several years after she had left him for Salvador Dalí.

Clémence Poésy reads a love letter written by poet Paul Éluard, to his first wife Gala, on Friday May 15, 1936, several years after she had left him for Salvador Dalí.

My dearest little Gala,

Today, very unexpectedly, I feel well physically but I miss you in the most intolerable way. An invincible melancholia. I wanted to lean on your shoulder, to see you, to be with you. 

You are fortunate never to feel too nostalgic of your past. It's absolutely dreadful. And I am so calm. I have no desire to linger around or even yell. 

I am sorry to be telling you this. We could never have lived any differently. I am flawed, childishly complicated, nervous and so on. 

But you must not forget me. Never, ever. Life matters so little to me.

I love you and would kiss you everywhere.

Paul

Directed by Elsa Klughertz. Letter by Poul Éluard to Gala read by Clémence Poésy